Friday, March 18, 2011

Banana Cream Pie

I am no seasonded pie maker by any means. I think this is maybe the 4th pie I have ever made in my life, but my husband loves pie so I decided to give it another try. I found this recipe on and like that it had cream cheese in it (cause seriously anything you can add cream cheese to is better right.) Needless to say it was a huge hit at our house and surprisingly easier than I thought so I may be becoming a regular pie maker.

1 (9 inch) baked pie crust

8 TBSP (4 0z) cream cheese, softened

1 1/2 Cups cold milk plus 2 TBSP

1 (3.4 oz) package of instant vanilla pudding and pie filling

2 bananas

2 Cups whipping cream

1/4 Cup powdered sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

With an electric mixer beat the cream sheese until light and fluffy, 1 to 2 minutes. Add 2 TBSP milk and mix until the cream cheese is creamy and lump free. Add the remaining milk; mix well. Add the pudding mix and beat on the lowest speed for 2 minutes.

Meanwhile, slice the bananas and place in a single layer on the bottom of the cooled pastry shell. Pour the pudding mixture over the bananas. Refrigerate 1 hr.

Beat the cream together with the powdered sugar and vanilla until stiff peaks form. Pipe or spread over top the pie. Refrigerate at least 1 more hour and serve. ( I was lazy and used whipped cream in a can,which Kate put on which is why it is so beautiful, since we weren't going to eat the whole pie at once and I didn't want the cream to separate and get my pie all soggy.)

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